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Denton Texas Chicken Ordinance

Denton Texas Chicken Ordinance

Are Chickens Allowed in this location Yes
Max Chickens Allowed none specified
Roosters Allowed No
Permit Required No
Coop Restrictions cannot keep in structure within 150 feet from any other home or other establishment
City/Organization Contact name Denton, TX 215 E. McKinney St. Denton, TX 76201 (940)349-8307 www.cityofdenton.com
Additional Information Sec. 6-26. - Keeping of fowl. (a) It shall be unlawful for any person to keep or harbor any fowl within the corporate limits of the city in any pen, shed, coop, enclosed structure, or fenced yard, if any part of such enclosure, structure, or yard is within one hundred fifty (150) feet of any residence, business or commercial establishment or office, school, hospital or nursing home. This section shall not apply to pet birds kept within residential or commercial structures, nor shall it apply to birdhouses for the keeping of migrating or wild birds. (b) It shall be unlawful for any owner of any fowl to maintain yards, pens, sheds, coops, or other enclosures in which such fowl are confined in such a manner as to give off odors offensive to persons of ordinary sensibilities residing in the vicinity, or to breed or attract flies, mosquitoes or other noxious insects or rodents, or in any manner to endanger the public health, safety or welfare, or to create a public nuisance. Sec. 6-9. - Animal nuisances. It shall be considered a public nuisance and unlawful for any person to: (1) Harbor, keep, or control any animal on their premises which by barking, howling, or crowing creates noise to the degree that the noise interferes with the reasonable use and enjoyment of adjacent property by its occupants. I would say it would be safe to keep a rooster if he didn\\\'t crow all day or at all.
Link for more Information http://library.municode.com/index.aspx?clientId=10644&stateId=43&stateName=Texas
Information Last Updated 2010-03-22 00:00:00

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